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Voith boosts production quality and efficiency on Weig's BM 6 in Mayen with OnQuality

Board manufacturer Weig is relying on Voith's technology expertise to upgrade its BM 6 at the Mayen mill in Germany to stabilize production quality. Voith is not only supplying an intelligent quality control system (QCS) consisting of scanners, actuators and controls but will also ensure seamless integration into a PCS7 environment.

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Valmet to add biomass co-firing to a coal-fired circulating fluidized bed boiler for PT. Cikarang Listrindo in Indonesia

Valmet will supply a partial bioconversion for PT. Cikarang Listrindo Tbk’s coal-fired circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler in Babelan, Indonesia. The investment reflects Cikarang Listrindo’s initiative for greener energy production and environmentally friendlier operation by reducing reliance on fossil fuels and cutting CO2 emissions. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2023. Modification works are scheduled for the first quarter of 2025.

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Metsä Group and Andritz are aiming for ambitious climate goals

Metsä Group and technology supplier Andritz have agreed to work together to reduce Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions. Scope 3 emissions refer to emissions from the company's value chain and purchases, such as emissions during the sourcing of production equipment and raw materials and the transportation and use of manufactured products. The goal of the multi-year cooperation is to increase the effectiveness of emission reductions and to find completely new ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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4evergreen wins European Paper Recycling Award

The 4evergreen alliance has won a prestigious award from the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) in the ‘Information and Education’ category. The award recognises 4evergreen’s work on the ‘Guidance on the Improved Collection and Sorting of Fibre-based Packaging for Recycling’, which provides best practices and recommendations to enhance fibre-based packaging recycling across Europe.

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Sappi Europe announces price rises for its Packaging & Speciality products

Sappi Europe will increase prices for its Packaging & Speciality products by 5-8% effective on deliveries from 1 April 2024. This increase is necessary to maintain the viability of Sappi’s business, the actual amount will depend on the product.

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Toscotec launches a new generation design of TT Brain DCS

Toscotec has successfully launched a new generation design of its Distributed Control System TT Brain DCS, which offers a whole breadth of innovative functions and add-on customized tools. Numerous tissue producers are already efficiently operating their tissue machines through this upgraded DCS.

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Continuous improvement of environmental footprint of paper sacks

The European kraft paper and paper sack industry has a long tradition of tracking and communicating its environmental impact. Between 2007 and 2021, the carbon intensity of a single paper sack was reduced by 28%. This is the result of the latest carbon footprint analysis on European paper sacks. It was conducted by the Swedish research institute RISE on behalf of the European Paper Sack Research Group (ESG), a collaboration between EUROSAC and CEPI Eurokraft. Also, the fossil carbon impact per tonne of sack kraft paper was reduced by 26% during the same time. The most important findings are summarised in an infographic.

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Drewsen invests €1.4 million in state-of-the-art turbo blower to increase energy efficiency

Drewsen Spezialpapiere is consistently pursuing its course towards CO2-neutral paper production. As part of the multistage transformation plan, with which 80% of the target is to be realised by 2030, the focus is not only on expanding renewable energies but also on increasing energy efficiency. For this purpose, Drewsen is investing €1.4 million in a state-of-the-art turbo blower for vacuum generation in the paper manufacturing process.

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Shandong Huatai Paper: Successful start-up of rebuilt PM 11

On January 16, 2024, Shandong Huatai Paper and Voith Paper successfully started up PM 11 in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong. PM 11, a former newsprint machine, was successfully rebuilt for the production of high-quality graphic paper. The machine's web width is 10.2 meters and the design speed 1,800 m/min. With the help of Voith technologies, the annual capacity of the rebuilt PM 11 can be increased from 400,000 to 520,000 tons.

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Pulp & Beyond 2024: A deep dive into climate change and the future of forest industry

The international forest industry event, Pulp & Beyond 2024, will address topics such as climate change, the green transition and the future prospects of the forest industry. The event will also feature discussions on global economy and politics, as well as the importance of innovation. Pulp & Beyond 2024 will take place from Wednesday to Thursday, April 10th to 11th, 2024, at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre. The main stage program of the event has been released, offering top-notch keynote speeches and panel discussions. The main stage program will be hosted and moderated by André Noël Chaker. The program for the Speaker’s Corner on the event's second stage will be announced in March.

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The air is out - and that's a good thing!

The teams from Kanzan and GAW technologies recently started-up the new working stations for the curtain coater including deaeration. Kanzan belongs to the Oji Group, one of the largest paper producers in Japan, and is one of the experts in the area of thermal and inkjet paper. At the Düren (Germany) location, the company employs around 300 people and produces on one paper machine and two coating machines with working widths of 3.20 m. The speed for a weight range of 40 - 180 g/m2 is 850m/min.

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Södra Wood is changing its industrial structure to further strengthen competitiveness

To maintain its strong position and develop an even more competitive industrial structure over time, Södra Wood is consolidating its sawn timber operations.?The aim is to achieve economies of scale by relocating production volumes to Södra Wood’s larger production units.

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